Senior Project Manager

Eagle is assisting our client in the search for a highly experienced Senior Project Manager. This is a twelve (12) month contract positions with a top tier organization, to begin immediately.

Responsibilities:

  • Directs large-scale, complex projects often involving multiple internal and external constituents and matrix partners;
  • Typically exercises direct accountability for projects with up to 50 team members;
  • Ensures projects are staffed with the right mix of people who exhibit the required perspectives, skills, and behaviours;
  • Accountable party for defining, planning, orchestrating, and delivering assigned strategic projects, including all business, operational and IT deliverables;
  • Directly manages all aspects of the project lifecycle and works with matrix business, corporate and IT partners to oversee all phases of the project, and to ensure that related project processes are completed as required (including, as applicable, change management, process management, transition to business/operations, system development, quality management, etc.);
  • Within the context of the assigned projects, responsible for building and sustaining the day-to-day relationships and communications (including project briefings) with business partners at various levels of the organization, including EVP, SVP, VP level, as well as other internal and external resources. Sustains and manages the relationship with the Accountable Executive (and Program Manager, where applicable) throughout the duration of the project by providing sound advice, counsel, and support;
  • Ensures end results are of the highest caliber with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit. Ensures there is a clear linkage between the business vision/context and the project scope and objectives. Ensures mechanisms to measure benefits are set up in the project;
  • Provides leadership, motivation, coaching, mentoring and professional development for project teams in order to obtain a high level of co-operation and contribution from all project members;
  • Chairs regular core team and key governance forums (e.g. Steering Committees, Operating Committees, Decision Forums) to review progress with key constituents. Represents the interests of the project or program in various project governance and inter-department forums;
  • Provides project change leadership to ensure the vision and objectives of the project/transformation are driven properly, and ensures change management (the mechanisms of change) are in place to deliver the anticipated project benefits;
  • Ensures project issues and risks are identified, quantified, managed and tracked. Uses past experience to proactively "anticipate" risk and develop appropriate mitigation strategies and plans. Ensures risks, assumptions and constraints are appropriately communicated and escalated when necessary;
  • Rigorously manages scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed on time, cost, and quality parameters;
  • Manages and/or validates financial forecasts and provides an on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures;
  • Defines and tracks project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan;
  • Develops or ensures the development of project artifacts including charter, integrated plan, resource plan, contingency plan, and related PM artifacts, while complying with applicable enterprise standards (e.g. Project Management, Risk, Audit, Compliance);
  • Monitors and controls the project. Proposes recommendations and adjustments to the Accountable Executive and publishes periodic project status reports;
  • Provides Accountable Executive with continued insight into the viability of the business case (e.g. costs, benefits, KPIs) as the project progresses;
  • Negotiates complex contracts with external vendors (in consultation with Strategic Sourcing) to ensure receipt of specific resources and materials, as well as the best value for the Enterprise. Ensures day-to-day vendor relationship management occurs (including monitoring performance, reviewing and approving vendor invoices); and,
  • Contributes to improving the best practices of the project management community within the Enterprise to help drive consistency, transparency and execution excellence on projects. 

What you bring to the table:

  • Possesses advanced knowledge and 5 to 7 years of experience in project management, including managing at least two projects of significant complexity and value (5 - 10 MM) with moderate to high risk;
  • Solid knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools (e.g. Clarity, MS Project, SharePoint repositories, Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) if applicable);
  • Financial management, managing budgets, and forecasts - using clarity for example;
  • Working experience implementing using both Agile Methodologies, iterative and waterfall;
  • Experience with the personal commercial retail side of the bank;
  • Good relationship management and consulting skills which results in an ability to earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders, mobilize and motivate teams, set direction and approach, resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with grace, execute with limited information and ambiguity;
  • Solid change leadership and management skills;
  • Solid risk management skills;
  • Ability to navigate a matrixed organization effectively;
  • Solid stakeholder management and influencing skills, effective at the executive level;
  • Sound business supported by a strong technical acumen;
  • Solid presentation, written and verbal communication skills which bring clarity and precision at various decision-making meetings. Ability to translate technology issues into business terminology and visa-versa. - HM is looking for someone who can articulate themselves when asked a question;
  • Solid problem-solving and critical-thinking skills;
  • Development and infrastructure knowledge - (work includes server builds and firewalls) - looking for a mix of both application and infrastructure experience (some exposure to infrastructure would be sufficient);
  • Solid core project management skills including multiple aspects of the PMBOK (i.e. Project Management Institute's PM Body Of Knowledge);
  • Working knowledge within the Financial vertical, Wealth Management, Banking experience would be a definite asset;
  • Experience with GAM, Charles River, Mutual Funds (some combination) is highly preferential;
  • Industry-specific knowledge and experience is an asset;
  • Holding a valid PMP designation from the Project Management Institute/ Program (PMI/ PMP) is an asset;
  • Possesses a university degree and/or 5-7+ years years relevant work experience.   

Don’t miss out on this excellent career opportunity, apply online today!

Eagle is an equal opportunity employer and will provide accommodations during the recruitment process upon request. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that your application does not signify the beginning of employment with Eagle and that employment with Eagle will only commence when placed on an assignment as a temporary employee of Eagle.

JOB ID# 57643

  • Posted On: October 04, 2018
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Job ID: 57643
  • Location: Toronto/GTA ON